The Phantom Tollbooth.

The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth; Signed by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth.

JUSTER, Norton; Illustrated by Jules Feiffer.


Item Number: 117991

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Fiftieth Anniversary of this classic. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Boldly signed by Norton Juster on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as ‘the best original modern book in the Carroll line’" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey.

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